What is the NI Pensioners Parliament
The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament was launched in 2011 and allows older people from across Northern Ireland to have their say on the issues that matter to them.
Since its establishment, the parliament has engaged with thousands of older people across Northern Ireland through a variety of ways:
Pensioners Parliament surveys provide Age Sector Platform with quantitative data in relation to the main problems older people in Northern Ireland are concerned about. Aged 50 or over? Have your say on the issues that matter to you by joining the Pensioners Parliament Research Panel!
The Local Parliaments
These parliaments provide older people from across Northern Ireland with a local forum to discuss concerns they have in greater detail. They allow both local and regional issues to be identified, debated and voted upon. These events also provide an opportunity to provide information on local services and facilities. Dates and locations of 2016 local parliaments
Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament
The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament takes place over two days in Belfast and sees around 200 older people from across the province coming together. The Parliament involves participation from policy experts, influential people and high level politicians; and allows for debate and voting on Parliament motions. View 2015 Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament motions
2015 saw a new development for the Parliament – the hosting of themed parliaments on specific topics. These parliaments allow for more in-depth discussion and debate on one exclusive topic – a topic that has been raised as a significant concern through the NI Pensioners Parliament.
Support the Parliament
If you believe the Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament acts as a vital tool in improving the lives of older people in Northern Ireland, please consider supporting its work by donating to the Pensioners Trust. Donate to the Pensioners Trust
The Northern Ireland Assembly Election will take place on Thursday 5 May 2016.
This manifesto was developed based on the views and experiences of older people, made known through surveys and events organised by the Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament. It was formally endorsed by the Parliament in September 2015.
If you would like to request a batch of manifestos to distribute, contact Age Sector Platform on 028 9031 2089.